Thursday, September 11, 2008

Remembering 9/11...

Seven years ago we were a small family of three.

We were looking forward to our son's first birthday which happened to fall on September 12, 2001. The day after the horrible terrorist attack on our country, but at the time we were unaware of what was to come. 

We were busy making plans for the happy occasion. His first little cake. Celebrating his first steps. Our family joined together to marvel at what a big boy our little baby had become.

On that crazy 9/11 day, I remember holding my small son close and watching T.V. along with the rest of the country. All thoughts of my son's birthday chased away by events that I could hardly understand, or comprehend.

Seven years later, our family has grown from three to six. We have four rambunctious kids and tomorrow our son will turn eight years old.  

Life is completely different than it was on that day, but the memory of it will be forever etched and entwined with the celebration of our son's birthday. A bittersweet occasion to remember the great losses individual families in this country have experienced and endured. A day also to celebrate and watch my first son grow up.   

Here are other stories from the past at Sincerely 'Fro Me to You

9 comments:

Crayl said...

My son's birthday is is a couple weeks, he also is turning 8. Although your son was first and mine ended up being our last born, I know those feelings. It was a weird birthday that year.

Genny said...

I'll never forget that day either.

D... said...

I'll never forget either.

We share a similar story. My son was turning 4 exactly one week later. Now he's about to celebrate his 11th birthday. It was hard celebrating his life when so many people were still grieving. But, celebrate we did.

HDMac said...

My son's birthday is Sept 12th but he will be 38 and is the father of four absolutely beautiful children... 2 boys and 2 girls... Godly young man and love him.... your family looks just as sweet!

Never forget 9-11... never.. sure understand holding a child close.. the first one I called AFTER my hubby was my mom who was still living at the time....

We are THAT Family said...

Thank you for reminding us. WE WILL NEVER FORGET.

And happy birthday to your son tomorrow!

Muthering Heights said...

That IS bittersweet...

Amy-littletoesandcheerios said...

First of all, Happy B-Day to your son. As we remember this day and keep it in our hearts and prayers, I just hope it does not rob your son of his special day.
God Bless all the family affected by this tragedy.

Elle said...

I remember talking to you on that day and a few days after, feeling sad that your son's special day was overshadowed by such a horrible event. Strange but I always remember it is his b day on 9/11 and remeber the timing.

jennifer said...

It was a day that will stand out in our nations history forever. But our spirit can't be broken.

Great post.

Jen